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CNT always welcomes interns and views them as important contributors to our work. Internships are designed to expose students to a broad range of CNT’s activities, including data analysis, community engagement, and policy innovation. Internships are individually crafted to reflect the interests of the individual. Prospective interns should get to know CNT in depth through our website prior to contacting us so that you know what programs and roles meet your current educational and experiential needs. CNT works closely with interns to ensure that they receive academic credit for internships, whenever possible. Interns should be enrolled in or recent graduates of an undergraduate or graduate program in a relevant field (as defined below). CNT’s internships are unpaid.
Qualifications for all internships include the following:
Commitment to CNT’s mission of urban sustainability and equity.
Good research, writing, and communication skills.
Independent worker but able to work well with a team
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple, competing projects
Experience with relevant software, which varies by position but includes programs like ArcGIS, InDesign, Illustrator, R, and a variety of other packages.
Communications and Development interns
Interns will assist CNT with the communications, development, and fundraising activities that increase the organization’s impact. Positions are available now. Intern contributions may include:
Developing newsletters and other communication materials, including social media posts
Reviewing written materials for quality and accuracy
Assisting with writing grant reports
Grantwriting and assembling materials for proposals
Researching potential funding or contracting opportunities
Assisting with event planning
Interns for these positions should have educational experience in nonprofit management, communications and journalism, or similar fields that can help CNT communicate its mission and expand its impact; this could include general liberal arts education. Interns may also have excellent communication skills and educational experience in urban planning or similar fields.
For information and application, please contact Bridget Torres via email only at
Vice President, Talent and Culture
Center for Neighborhood Technology
17 North State Street Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60602